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WSI Launches an “Investing in America” Program to Help Re-Build the US Economy | Internet Marketing Franchise WSI Launches an “Investing in America” Program to Help Re-Build the US Economy Post-Recession. World’s Largest Digital Marketing Franchise Invests Back Into the US Economy through a Nation-wide Business Opportunity Program.

Toronto, Ontario, August 2010 - WSI, the world’s #1 digital marketing franchise, is launching an “Investing in America” Program, an initiative aimed to give back to the community and help re-build the US economy after the recession. Through this program, WSI will be offering US-based young entrepreneurs and military veterans the opportunity to invest in a WSI digital marketing franchise for a significantly discounted fee with the mandate that they “pay it forward” by giving back to their local communities through various charitable acts.

Ron McArthur, President of WSI, says, “WSI strongly believes in giving back to the community through several outreach programs, including our Make Child Poverty History (MCPH) fundraising campaigns, our Young Entrepreneurship Scholarship (YES!) Program and our newest initiative called Investing in America. Though the recession impacted markets all over the world, the US economy especially underwent a considerable downturn. By launching our Investing in America Program, we hope to do our part in helping to re-build the US economy, while offering young entrepreneurs and military veterans an opportunity to start their own business at a 50% discounted franchisee fee – perhaps an opportunity they may not be offered otherwise.”

WSI has set aside 30 single unit franchises for this program, each available at a discounted franchise fee of $24,700 USD. This opportunity is applicable to all new franchise applicants entering the selection process effective August 10, 2010. Young entrepreneurs can qualify for this opportunity if they are under the age of 28, have completed their high school education and can provide proof of said qualifications. Meanwhile, military veterans can qualify by providing a valid DD214 or alternative proof of completing military service. All applicants must be US citizens and, if they are selected, will operate their WSI digital marketing franchise in the US at a local license level.

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“The great thing about this program is its ‘pay it forward’ approach,” says Ron McArthur. “All those who receive a WSI digital marketing franchise through Investing in America will be asked to invest back into their local communities. For example, they could donate a website or digital marketing services to a local church, non-profit organization, children’s program or community center. A young entrepreneur could offer to give a motivational speech at a school about business success or donate time to teach a class about digital marketing to a local college or university. These are just a few suggestions; all those in the program will have creative freedom to give back in unique ways best suited to their skills and the needs of their local communities.”

All franchisees in the Investing in America Program will have 5 years to complete the task of donating charitable acts in the total value of $25,000, which is equivalent to the 50% discount they received on the franchisee fee.  Through the “pay it forward” component of the program, WSI hopes that not only will the US economy experience growth with the opening of additional digital marketing offices, but that local communities around the country will benefit through charitable acts delivered by our Investing in America franchisees.

All eligible, US-based young entrepreneurs and military veterans are invited to apply for the program by visiting

For more information, please visit or contact Valerie Brown-Dufour at 1-905-678-7588 ext. 1370 or

About WSI – we simplify the Internet:
WSI is the world’s #1 franchise offering digital marketing services to suit the needs of multiple industries.  The company has the world’s largest Digital Marketing Consultants’ network and a strong head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Digital Marketing Consultants have helped thousands of small and medium-sized businesses realize their online marketing potential. By using innovative Internet technologies and advanced digital marketing strategies, businesses can have a WSI Digital Marketing System tailored to their individual needs to elevate their Internet presence and profitability to new levels. In 2009, WSI was the proud recipient of 5 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). WSI has been ranked the #1 Internet Services Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 listing for 10 years in a row. Entrepreneur Magazine also ranks WSI at #13 among the Top Home Based Franchises and #49 in America’s Top Global Franchises. With the support and cooperation of its customers, franchise network, employees, suppliers and charitable organizations, WSI aims to help make child poverty history through its global outreach program.

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